Witness: I saw big ash clouds, waves coming onto roads

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The death toll from the volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga last weekend has risen to six, Tonga’s emergency department told China Media Group on Sunday night. Our correspondent in Tonga spoke to a couple who witnessed the terrifying impact of the huge underwater volcanic eruption.

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